Nasdaq Private Market had a record first quarter in 2020, fueled in part by momentum of late 2019. An extraordinarily busy January and February helped offset the slowdown in transaction activity in April and May, when private companies briefly stepped back from secondary transactions in the wake of market turbulence brought on by the pandemic. Toward the end of the second quarter, private company secondary activity rebounded in tandem with the IPO market. NPM’s June activity rebounded with a 20% increase over June 2019.
1H 2020 Market Highlights and Trends
- Significant Capital Remains to be Deployed
- Evolution of Private Company Liquidity
- Growing Interest in Continuous Liquidity